Finding The Ultimate Blogger Comment Hack…

Depression stemming a breakup isn’t always a bad thing. Well…if you can overlook the constant stress related pains, recurring stomach ulcers, nightmares that lead to sleepless nights and the occassional teary-eyed thoughts…then yeah it really isn’t a bad thing.

I mean come on, what have I done through out all this?

Annoy the hell out of people with my depressive whinniness? Yes…definitely. Push myself to the limits of mental and physical endurance? Oh yeah…that’s a head nod. Learn things to do things I have never picked up before in such an impossibly short space of time? You betcha.

It’s amazing what you can do to distract yourself on your third sleepless night in a row.

So in my quest to push my mind to the max. Here is what I’ve been up to:

  1. Pretty much figured out Photoshop’s bending options to produce things on my own.
  2. Got the hang of ImageReady’s Slicing tool and Mouseover options to make a website template
  3. Picked up on CSS enough to be able to validate my own CSS files and am confidant the next time I design a tableless layout I’d be able to do it
  4. Learnt the basic idea behind Liquid Layouts
  5. Help fix layouts for other bloggers which rages from basic CSS to cross browser compatability
  6. Designed layouts for other bloggers
  7. Wrote a 4 part article regarding the basics of Blogging for newbies

Pretty busy considering it’s been about 3 weeks since I started to do all this. And today after much tweaking and a little bit of success. I have found the perfect addition to complement my blogging knowledge.

If any of you are Blogger users, you’d know that only members of blogger can post up comments in their pages and that you have to sign into Blogger which directs you to another page to post…all pretty tiresome. Which is why alot of us have switched to Haloscan to make our comments easier.

Just one problem.

Haloscan deletes your older comments once it exceeds your quota under the basic account. If you don’t mind this. It’s ok. But I mind. That’s how I found this.

What it does is combine Blogger’s comment system and Haloscan’s usability…and come out with something that resembles Movable Type or WordPress Comments.

How cool is that?

No more Anonymous Posts, no more extra page to load and definitely no more old deleted comments.

Don’t think you can get away with it. There is aot of code to put down and alot of tweaks to make sure your blog comes out looking right and not screw it up. With my extremely limited knowledge in HTML and javascript, it just took me…oh…the whole night to figure this thing out. It’s not quite finished yet…but it works and works fine.

So being a good samaritan. I’m sharing this to all of you.

Go there and use it.

It was worth a sleepless night for it.

Try out my comments if you don’t believe me.

19 thoughts on “Finding The Ultimate Blogger Comment Hack…

  1. Hey, this is cool. Now that you’ve picked up Photoshop and Imageready, go try out Flash and you should make those buttons down there glow or do something fancy :) 

    Posted by Izuan

  2. Yes…that IS sad. That’s why my last post I was complaining in the first place. I spent all night trying to put this comment together. So sad.


    I’ve yet to work on CSS based Liquid layouts yet. Give me time laa. Or if this depression keeps going on. We’ll see…:P 

    Posted by Edrei

  3. Actually, Blogger *does* allow anon comments. Case in point: my own blog. It’s just a matter of switching on the setting.

    Back to your depression-inducing-breakup, the acid test should be, “Was she worth the depression?”. Or to put it in another way, “Is *anybody* worth that kind of depression?”

    In any case, glad to hear you’re seemingly snapping out of it and keeping busy.

    As for your new commenting hack, thanks heaps! Something new for me to play with now that I’ve got my own CSS layouts sorted (more or less).


    Posted by Solb1 Kenobi

  4. Oh…what I meant is that Blogger gives that Anonymous comments when we WANT our names there but we have to sign up for our names to be there. This comment system just blows it all away.

    She is worth everything and so much more actually. When you found that right person you’re willing to do even the needful things for…you know you’ve reach the end of the search…even IF you’re having problems in between. 

    Posted by Edrei

  5. Awww, dont worry, you dont need others to tell you that you did a good job with the CSS, as long as you’re content with it 🙂

    Posted by Izuan

  6. Yeah…but I don’t know…being successful on my own without anyone noticing seems…less fruitful. Man…that breakup really screwed around with my insecurity…:) 

    Posted by Edrei

  7. What…want the new comment system? I guess so if you’re stuck on it I should be able to help out. 

    Posted by Edrei

  8. Hey, your blog is like, one of the coolest ever, k?

    Thanks for posting that comment on my, are you still trying to win her back?? 

    Posted by Yian

  9. Yian: Yes…she is indeed someone I will always be after for the rest of my life.

    Rowan: I did actually as a matter of fact…:) No biggie. I’m used to it already…:) 

    Posted by Edrei

  10. hey, cool!

    so basically u r saying, the comments are stored in Blogger, which has unlimited storage space, but with a Haloscan-like interface? hmmm…
    U mentioned Haloscan has got a limit, any idea how big (or small) it is? 

    Posted by Papi

  11. Well…not really like Haloscan. More like Movable Type or WordPressm and it’s stored in the post pages of your blog which makes it permanent.

    Haloscan has about a 200 comment limit. After that it just disappears unless you sign up for the paid service. 

    Posted by Edrei

  12. Blogger’s comment system can be a bit annoying. When I finally get motivated enough I might shop around for a new one. Thanks for the tip. :) 

    Posted by Kate

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